So my mom had surgery on March 21 and her first CEA draw was about a month later on April 23. It was 2.1. Is this likely “the baseline” or could it still be going down after surgery? If it is baseline, is that concerning? I see so many of you with numbers 1 or less.
Second question—her next CEA draw will be July 24 and she will have had her reversal surgery a month prior on June 28—could inflammation from surgery impact her CEA a month later?
Basically my anxiety is already building about these CEA draws. Any insight would be appreciated.